I got this email scam today:
I am writing this with tears in my eye, sorry i did not inform you about our trip, Last night I made an unannounced vacation trip to Manila Philippines and unfortunately I got attacked and mugged at gun point on my way to the hotel where I stayed, all cash,credit card and mobile were stolen off but luckily I still have my passports left with me.
I have been to the embassy and the Police but they're not helping issues at all and My return flight leaves in few hours from now but am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until I settle the bills,I need you to lend me some money to sort my self out of this predicament, I will pay back as soon as I return. Let me know if you can be of help.
name of someone with an address at a community center about 20 miles from my home
Now, I don't know about you, but any of my friends who were in dire need of cash wouldn't open an email with "Good Day," and who makes an "unannounced vacation trip to Manila Philippines" leaving "last night" and is already about to leave?